Publications by Area of Law


Limitation – an update on recent case law

Organiser: St John’s Chambers’ Civil Procedure Update
Barrister: John Dickinson
Area of law:
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Date: 9th May 2013
Overview: John provides an update covering recent cases on limitation periods, including consideration of whether a professional was under a continuing duty to advise, when loss was suffered, the date of knowledge under section 14A(10), deliberate concealment of facts and the limitation period for a solicitors’ claim for billed costs that had not been assessed.

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Town and village greens – prevention in the absence of cure

Source:  Foot Anstey LLP ‘Village Green Master Class’
Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of law: Town and Village Greens 
Date: 25th April 2013
Overview: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ – designation of land as a Village Green will sterilise it for development; but even an unsuccessful application may have serious consequences in time and money. Leslie discusses landowners’ available strategies for avoiding village green applications in the light of the proposed Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently passing through Parliament.

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Settling Inheritance Act claims

Source: STEP, Bristol – Trust and Estate Update
Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of law: Wills, Trusts and Probate
Date: 19th April 2013
Overview: Inheritance Act claims are often highly contentious, but nevertheless usually end in settlement. Jody sets out practical guidance about the various ways in which these claims can be settled, and the key considerations which practitioners should take into account when drafting a settlement, including the tax consequences.

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Best interests applications to the Court of Protection

Source: Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Update
Barrister: Charlie Newington-Bridges
Area of Law: Court of Protection
Date: 27th March 2013

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Best interests applications to the Court of Protection

The role of Deputies in PI cases

Source: Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Update
Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Court of Protection
Date:
25th March 2013
Summary: Christopher covers working with deputies on personal injury cases, and the possibilities of using trustees in place of deputies where funds are tight and costs savings are needed. He also suggests how deputies might usefully construct their expert evidence on costs in personal injury cases.

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Family Law in the Supreme Court

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Abigail Bond
Area of Law: Children
Date: 15th March 2013
Summary: Abigail Bond highlights the key points of the two most recent Family Law judgments of the Supreme Court.

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Licensing update

Source: Solicitors Journal
Barrister: Professor Roy Light
Area of Law: Licensing
Date: 12th February 2013
Summary: Roy examines the Live Music Act 2012, changes to the licensing of taxis and the impact of new case law concering licensing applications. This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 12 February 2013, and is reproduced by kind permission.

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The costs allowance ‘revolution’ in proceedings for financial relief

Source: Family Law Journal
Barrister: Andrew Commins
Area of Law: Family Finance
Date: 3rd January 2013
This article was published by Jordan Publishing Ltd in the December issue 2012 of Family Law Journal at 1491.

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Resolving family disputes in a globalised world: the role of judicial diplomacy

Source: December issue of Diplomat Magazine pp32-33
Barrister: Edward Bennett
Area of Law: Family
Date: January 2013

Deep impact – cumulative impact zones

Source: Local Government Lawyer
Barrister: Jeremy Phillips
Area of Law: Licensing
Date: 10th December 2012
Summary: Jeremy looks at the problems surrounding cumulative impact zones.

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